Hong Kong Disneyland Resort (HKDL) revealed that its latest Marvel attraction, Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle!, is set to open on 31 March, as part of its multi-year expansion. It will be the worldâs first attraction featuring the two characters, as well as the first Marvel-themed attraction featuring a female Super Hero as a lead character.
This high-tech, high-energy interactive adventure begins with a visit to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Science and Technology Pavilion, a newly opened facility at Stark Expo in Tomorrowland, set up to showcase S.H.I.E.L.D.âs latest technological developments. Visitors will ride in S.H.I.E.L.D.âs newest combat vehicles, D/AGR, the Defense/Assault Ground Rover (aka âthe Daggerâ) with an EMP Blaster and engage in a heroic battle, fighting alongside Ant-Man and The Wasp against Zola and his army of Hydra swarm-bots.
Dale Sheehan, creative producer of the attraction from Walt Disney Imagineering, said, âWe are excited that this attraction continues the thrilling adventure from Iron Man Experience and elevates the Marvel experience at HKDL for fans in Hong Kong and from across the globe. Ant-Man and The Wasp are quickly emerging as a quirky, funny Super Hero duo and they are hugely popular in this part of the world. We canât wait to take fans deeper into the action and humor of the duo in this dimensional, interactive experience.â
Bryan Thombs, creative director of the attraction from Walt Disney Imagineering, said âWe partnered closely with Marvel Studios to transform the powerful cinematic appeal into an immersive battle experience. The movie director, leading actors, as well as the score composer of âAnt-Man and The Waspâ were all involved to make this possible.â
Peyton Rezd, director of âAnt-Man and The Wasp,â and the movie production team were on board to film the media for the attraction; Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly, the stars of âAnt-Man and The Waspâ, joined the action by reprising their roles; and Christophe Beck, composer for the Ant-Man movies, also created the score for the attraction.
14 types of artefacts and research items from more than a dozen Marvel movies, TV show episodes and comics will also be on display, some of which will be exclusively exhibited at HKDL.
Pavilion Gifts, the brand-new merchandise shop, opened in December 2018, will introduce about 40 exclusive items themed to Ant-Man and The Wasp: Nano Battle! when the attraction opens in March. On the opening date of the new Marvel attraction, the admission tickets of the park will change with new design of Ant-Man and The Wasp.